2
2

Jimmy Gao Music Tuition Fund

$100 of $2,160 goal

Raised by 2 people in 43 months
Tia Pietsch  HOMER, AK
Jimmy Gao, age 12, is a talented young pianist from Homer, Alaska. He began playing the piano at home at age 7 and started formal lessons at age 8. Just recently, he was awarded 1st Place in the Intermediate II Division at the Alaska Piano Competition (2013) at the University of Alaska. He is a recipient of the Jim Fulton Memorial Scholarship for Music Excellence and the Harbor School of Music & Dance Merit Scholarship.

Jimmy loves practicing the piano and performing. He says he most enjoys performing and sharing the music with an audience. He says that his goal when performing is to be part of the music instead of between the music and the audience. He will be using the summer months to polish pieces for a late summer recital to be held in Homer.

We believe Jimmy has a tremendous talent and have created this page to help offset the costs of Jimmy's music studies. A portion of his tuition is covered with scholarships but the remainder (approximately $180/month) is needed for this upcoming summer session and school year. Your donation will make a huge impact on a deserving student and is very much appreciated. Together, we can make a significant difference in this young artist's life.

The following video is Jimmy performing Beethoven at the Alaska Piano Competition (May 4, 2013).

Jimmy performs Schumann's "Mignon" from Op. 68 (Album for the Young). This piece was requested to be performed again for the Winners' Recital.

Jimmy and his piano teacher, Joel Pietsch.




In addition to playing the piano, Jimmy is an avid competitive ping-pong player! He enjoys reading and playing with his younger sister (1 year).
+ Read More
Update 5
Posted by Tia Pietsch
43 months ago
Article regarding the Alaska Piano Competition in the Anchorage Daily News can be found here: http://www.adn.com/2013/05/15/2903854/results-of-the-2013-alaska-piano.html
+ Read More
Update 4
Posted by Tia Pietsch
43 months ago
New recording: Jimmy performs Joplin's Pine Apple Rag. Enjoy!
+ Read More
Update 3
Posted by Tia Pietsch
43 months ago
Jimmy will perform this Saturday (May 18th) as part of our advanced music student recital! He joins several other talented youth from the Homer area for the Harbor School of Music & Dance end of year recital. HHS Mariner Theater. Free.
+ Read More
Update 2
Posted by Tia Pietsch
43 months ago
5% raised in just a couple days!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 94 shares on Facebook
Sharon Church
43 months ago

Jimmy, I am so proud of you!!!!! Patrick has not yet seen this, he will be amazed and proud we know you!

+ Read More

$100 of $2,160 goal

Raised by 2 people in 43 months
Created May 06, 2013
MI
$50
Mike Illg
43 months ago
SH
$50
Saundra Hudson
43 months ago
Sharon Church
43 months ago

Jimmy, I am so proud of you!!!!! Patrick has not yet seen this, he will be amazed and proud we know you!

+ Read More
Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook